Old Before My Time

Maybe it’s because I live in the Midwest but lately I have started feeling old before my time. I am still over a year away from forty, but in Missouri I am way over the hill. These chicks were having babies at twenty and while I am stumbling from mommyhood to reentering careerhood, they are confidently navigating barre classes and the corporate ladder in tasteful White House Black Market outfits.

But what really confirmed for me that i am old was the offer to do this sponsored post.
For Poise Microliners.

It has come to that. I am firmly in the target age for light bladder leakage protection.
And of course, I blame my kids.

After carrying twelve plus pounds of babies to 49 weeks, everything is a little weak. So yeah, laughing a little too hard and squatting a little too hard at those all too infrequent gym visits is like playing a game of Russian roulette.

I don’t want to be dealing with diapers when my kids are just out of them. Which is why Poise microliners are ideal. They are barely noticeable and have SAM (Super Absorbent Material) for those certain moments. i’m old, I need them, and I am learning to be okay with that.

My Extraordinary Kid

Lazy summer, where are you? It’s been a long week with both the girls being ill. Desmonda Drama even had to miss the entire week of summer school because of two different infections. And then on top of that, she had a morning of testing that we couldn’t cancel. Of course, I am in tatters but she is still tearing around the house with a smile on her face.


That kid. She is something else.
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(The Most Awesome) Outdoor Fireplace Giveaway

How awesome is this outdoor fireplace? I am totally obsessed with it. I really, really, really want to win but since I am a nice person (sometimes), I am sharing this with you so you can enter to win too. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Outdoor Classics Bravado Mesh Fire Pit Giveaway
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A Rant About Summer & Some Cool Things Too

for years I suffered from SAD, except mine season was summer. i think it started the year I decided to spend the summer potty training the girls. Days of cleaning up puddles and looking at seafoam green tiles almost drove me off the deep end. This year I thought I was going make summer my bitch. How wrong I was.

You are Killing Me Summer
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Lazy Housewife Handbook : Summer Cleaning Tricks

Who wants to spend time inside cleaning when they could be out enjoying the summer fun? Not this lazy housewife! So here are ten of my best summer cleaning tricks.

Ten Summer Cleaning Tricks
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Cooking With Books, Fictional Recipes Are Yummy

One of my goals is to cook more with my kids. I grew up watching my mom cook and turned into an awesome one myself (#humblebrag.) She didn’t actually cook that much with me so I could just take my chances that the terror twins learn by osmosis like me. But that would defeat my goal of turning them into domestic servants by eight. So cooking with kids it is.

Cooking With Kids

Up first, Tiana Mac and Cheese!
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Fast Food Fridays : Michael Angelo’s

Fast food is never more tempting to me than in the summer. It just seems so much easier to just order a pizza at the pool or have the husband pick up something on the way home. Forget the family meal, it’s more like shove some food in the kids’ mouths before they go to sleep.

We need more dinners like this…

Michael Angelos for Dinner

Especially since fast food is expensive now that the girls are eating less like birds and more like humans. And amazingly unhealthy. My husband recently told me the calorie total of my favorite fast food dinner and I shed a few tears. So when Michael Angelo’s asked me if I would like to try their new family entrees for dinner, my answer was a resounding YES!
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#BeautyIs Determination

-This post is sponsored by Global Influence-

I confess that sometimes it’s easier fun to say yes than no. Desmonda Drama has been dissolving into a a crying, whiny mess every evening. And I am pretty sure it is due to her summer schedule. Summer school is open to every kid in our school district, so she has been attending that, then swimming at our swim club, and then on top of that attending adapted swim lessons every evening.

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So when she woke up this morning and said how about I stay home today and go to school tomorrow. I couldn’t help but say yes. Even though tomorrow is Saturday. well played, Desmonda Drama. Well played.
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Dinner on Applebee’s

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Summer is the best time to turn off the stove and dine out. That’s what this giveaway is all about.


You can read all about The Best of Both Worlds’ review of Applebees’ new dishes containing fresh and fabulous ingredients in Applebees is our go-to neighborhood restaurant.

One lucky reader will win an Applebees $60 gift card to experience these delightful dishes.

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 year and older. The giveaway ends on 6/25/14 at 11:59 pm. A winner will be randomly chosen, once the winning entry has been verified, an email notification will be sent to the winner from My Best of Both Worlds. The winner will have 24 hours in which to respond to the email to claim their prize. If there is no response within the 24 hours another winner will be randomly selected then verified.

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Do More, Move More, Cheer More with Degree and US Soccer

Partnering with Global Influence for this sponsored post about Degree and the World Cup.
Degree World Cup
It’s here! After a weekend of matches, America finally makes its entry into the cup today with the match against Ghana. though my husband is leaving to go watch the match with fellow American Outlaws members, I plan to have it stream here at home too. Even though the girls do not play soccer, their father’s love of futbol is definitely rubbing off on them.

And they are not alone…
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